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Press Release— California Community Colleges Dreamers Report Reveals Undocumented Students Need Increased Financial Aid, Legal Services, Mental Health Supports

May 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has released the Dreamer’s Project Report, a landscape analysis of the current state of support that community colleges provide for the estimated 50,000-70,000 undocumented students in California. A collaborative effort between the Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and Immigrants Rising, the report reveals the most pressing needs for undocumented students are financial aid, legal services, and mental and emotional health supports. 

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Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 Revised Budget Proposal

May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal: 

“The revised budget plan put forward by Gov. Newsom provides significant investment in community colleges and support for our Vision for Success, our roadmap for improving outcomes for students and closing achievement gaps for students who have historically been left behind. Over the next two months, my office will continue to work with policymakers to ensure that Californians attending our community colleges receive the additional support to complete programs that will lead to greater social and economic mobility. This includes expansion of need-based financial aid to better position community college students, many of whom face housing and food insecurity, to succeed.” 
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Press Release — California Community Colleges Deputy Chancellor Selected as a 2019-20 Aspen Presidential Fellow

April 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dr. Daisy Gonzales, deputy chancellor of California Community Colleges, has been selected by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to join the 2019-20 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.
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Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Member Appointment to Board of Governors

March 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Kim Perigo to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors: 
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Press Release — Historic Shift Away from Flawed Standardized Placement Exams and Remedial Education Approved by Board of Governors

March 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Monday unanimously adopted regulatory changes designed to keep students from inaccurately being placed into remedial courses that don’t count toward certificates or degrees and create roadblocks to success.
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Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Taps Marty J. Alvarado to Lead Educational Services and Support

March 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced that Marty J. Alvarado has joined the state Chancellor’s Office as executive vice chancellor for educational services.
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Press Release — New Survey of California Community College Students Reveals More than Half Face Food Insecurity and Nearly 20 Percent Have Faced Homelessness 

March 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than half the students attending a California community college have trouble affording balanced meals or worry about running out of food, and nearly 1 in 5 are either homeless or do not have a stable place to live, according to a survey released today.
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Press Release — New Legislation Calls for Expanded Financial Aid Opportunities for Students in the California Community Colleges System  

February 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California community college students facing challenges affording their higher educational journey would have access to a new financial aid program under proposed legislation that addresses built-in inequities of existing state and federal aid policies.
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Press Release — Heather Hiles Named As CEO and President of the California Online Community College District

February 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  The California Online Community College Board of Trustees will vote today on the confirmation of Heather Hiles as the college’s first CEO.
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Press Release — Board To Vote On Heather Hiles As CEO and President of the California Online Community College District 

February 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  The California Online Community College Board of Trustees will vote today on the confirmation of Heather Hiles as the college’s first CEO.
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Press Release — California Community Colleges Upgrade Library Technology 

January 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges launched a cloud-based, system-wide Library Services Platform (LSP) that will more effectively connect all students with the most useful, high quality resources in a single collection. The platform will replace the various library systems currently used by participating community colleges in the state.

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Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Winners of 2018 Energy and Sustainability Awards

January 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors this week honored four California community colleges as part of the 2018-19 Exemplary Program Awards. Rio Hondo College earned the highest honor for its alternative fuels program in alignment with this year’s award theme of “Environmental Responsibility.” Riverside City College, Santa Barbara City College and Sierra College received honorable mentions. 

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Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Recognizes 2018-19 Exemplary Program Award Recipients 

January 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors this week honored four California community colleges as part of the 2018-19 Exemplary Program Awards. Rio Hondo College earned the highest honor for its alternative fuels program in alignment with this year’s award theme of “Environmental Responsibility.” Riverside City College, Santa Barbara City College and Sierra College received honorable mentions. 

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Press Release — California Community Colleges Welcomes Sheneui Weber as New Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development

January 14, 2019

Sacramento — Sheneui Weber, former chief operating officer for advancement and economic development for the Long Beach Community College District, has been appointed vice chancellor of workforce and economic development for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. 

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Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Issues Statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 Budget Proposal

January 10, 2019

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 budget proposal:

“Extending the College Promise will give more Californians the opportunity to gain the skills and credentials needed to succeed in today’s economy. The College Promise incentivizes colleges to align with K-12 and university partners while adopting student success reforms and complements California’s historic commitment to free tuition for low-income community college students by supporting colleges in providing free tuition to all full-time, first-time students. We will work with the governor and Legislature to expand this opportunity to put students first and continue to expand need-based financial aid to cover the total cost of attendance. We are heartened by the governor’s proposals to significantly expand aid for students who are raising children and expand competitive Cal Grants. These investments will give more students ability to achieve their educational goals and build better lives.”
 
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January 14, 2019